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Getting our kids to move is important. But, they often find that some sports are just not for them. When they are at school, they are often encouraged to take part in sports that are meaningless to them. But, if you want to make sure that your child is the sporty, athletic type, there are some ways that you can encourage their love of the great outdoors. Not every child wants to be a footballer. On the contrary, there are some amazing sports that your kids will love. It’s all about discovering their passions and what they want to do...

We all know how much children love to play in the open air. They are still young, and so exploring and learning how to get on with others is essential. There are many things you could do to create a cool area for them to enjoy in your back garden. Our suggestions are sure to make them happy, and they aren’t going to break the bank. At the end of the day, you don’t want your kids to grow up scared of climbing trees and getting a little dirty. So, you must provide means of encouragement when it comes to them playing outside. Giles Clark Build...

(Photo credit) In today’s fast-paced world, it can be difficult to find the time for family activities, but doing so is important. While you may have a hectic work schedule or lifestyle, it is vital that you make time to connect and have fun with your children. Studies have suggested that family time can help to boost children’s self-esteem and improve their social development. As well as creating stronger family relationships. If you struggle to find time to spend with the kids, reserve a few hours a week for family time. If possible,...

link to image Gaming is one of the things that most of our kids just love to do. Children of all ages are now learning how to use handheld gaming devices and tablets. Whilst initially this raised a few eyebrows with parents, it has actually begun to gain positive comments. Tablets and apps have been introduced that not only allow your child to have fun, but also to learn at the same time. Becoming technology savvy is an essential part of our children’s futures. We might not always want them to spend hours on end playing games, but there...

Teeth are a vital part of the body and play an important role in our health and hygiene. As your kids are growing up their teeth are growing and developing too. This means that their teeth are at a pivotal point in their development that could determine their future state. Children’s bodies are fragile when they are growing, teeth included. For this reason, it’s important to look after them. You may find that you have a lot of trouble getting your kids to brush their teeth. Most children dread the thought of brushing their teeth. Most...

The Christmas holidays can be something of an expensive time. But, there are some cheap and fun things that you can do with your brood to keep them entertained. There are some great things to do this festive period that all of the family will love. Visit a Theme Park Let’s face it, we all love theme parks. But, if you want to keep your Christmas outings cheap and cheerful, you need to head to Blackpool Pleasure Beach. The wristband is only £17.99 per person, and there are family tickets available too. It’s the UK’s most famous theme...

There can be many reasons why you may want to begin a personal fundraising project. Some reasons can be heartbreaking; such as taking a sick child visit on holiday, or perhaps even buying vital (but expensive) medical equipment for them. Or, you may be trying to help a neighbour who has been made homeless by a natural disaster. Whatever your reasons, fundraising can be a challenge, particularly in tough economic times. These days, there lots of online fundraising sites that can host your appeal, but how do you get your page to stand out?...

Image obtained from Flickr.com Most parents think play dates are a challenge. Entertaining an orchestra of whining children can be trying for even the mildest mannered of Mums and Dads. However, play dates are a great way to develop your children’s communication skills and help teach the importance of sharing and kindness towards others. Organising a play date for your children and their friends does not have to be as stressful as you may think. Follow these tips for hosting the perfect play date and you might just have as much fun...

(Credit: Sam Agnew) When you are planning your child’s birthday party, there can be a lot to think about. With so much to consider, from the theme of the party to whom you will invite, it is important to make time for plenty of planning. To make sure that the party is perfect, begin planning well in advance. This will give you more than enough time to get everything you will need, from decorations and party favours to a suitable food menu and game ideas. One of the most popular party themes for girls between the ages of 3 and 8, is a...

It’s no secret: having children is expensive. In fact, the average parent will spend more than £51,000 on each child before they turn 18, according to a study by Quidco.com. It’s not exactly surprising. From the moment they’re born, children need a lot of stuff. Even as tiny newborns who do nothing but eat, sleep and poop, they seem to need an extraordinary amount of possessions. And none of them comes cheap. Before you precious bundle of joy even arrives, you’re looking at pushchairs, car seats, cots and highchairs....

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